College Basketball Power Index

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The College Basketball Power Index (BPI) is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of performance going forward. BPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Strength of Record (SOR) is a measure of team accomplishment based on how difficult a team's W-L record is to achieve. Game predictions account for opponent strength, pace of play, site, travel distance, day's rest and altitude, and are used to simulate the season 10,000 times to produce season projections. Numbers update daily.

BPI Leader
Villanova
26-3
SOS Leader
Oklahoma
9-18
SOR Leader
Kansas
25-3
NCAAM RPI Leader
Kansas
25-3
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1VillanovaNOVABig East26-312232
2North CarolinaUNCACC24-521244
3GonzagaGONZWCC28-039828
4West VirginiaWVUBig 1222-64481928
5FloridaFLASEC23-552076
6LouisvilleLOUACC22-66463
7DukeDUKEACC22-6719811
8VirginiaUVAACC18-9822122
9KansasKUBig 1225-39511
10PurduePURBig Ten23-510571815
11KentuckyUKSEC23-511441210
12UCLAUCLAPac-1224-312831417
13OregonOREPac-1225-41369167
14Saint Mary'sSMCWCC24-3141432616
15BaylorBAYBig 1223-5151355
16WisconsinWISBig Ten22-516381125
17Wichita StateWICHMVC26-4171683245
18CincinnatiCINAmerican24-318861714
19Florida StateFSUACC22-619361312
20SMUSMUAmerican24-420802019
21Notre DameNDACC21-721171524
22ButlerBUTBig East22-622151013
23ArizonaARIZPac-1225-3237399
24Iowa StateISUBig 1218-92492738
25MichiganMICHBig Ten18-1025434452

Glossary

  • BPI RK: Rank in the Basketball Power Index (BPI) among all Division I teams.
  • SOS RK: Strength of Schedule (SOS) rank among all Division I teams based on how a typical 25th ranked team would do against each team's schedule to date. SOS accounts for the game location, day's rest, travel distance, and high altitude in addition to opponent strength.
  • SOR RK: Rank of Strength of Record (SOR) among all Division I teams. SOR reflects the chance a typical 25th ranked team would have team's record or better, given the schedule on a 0 to 100 scale, where 100 is best.
  • RPI RK: Team's rank in official NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).

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